March 5, 2004 Haiti falls into a state of emergency after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns and flees the country. Democratic Sen. John Kerry becomes the presumptive presidential nominee for his party, while President Bush sharpens his attack with a media blitz. NPR's Tony Cox discusses these two big news headlines with columnist Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times and San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Joseph Perkins.
February 8, 2002 Scratch is the name of a new documentary film chronicling the evolution of the hip-hop DJ. The film's soundtrack is a distilled version of the documentary, laced together with clips of live performances and commentary from DJs. Guest host Liane Hansen talks with Bill Laswell, the producer of the soundtrack, about the idea of "turntablism" and "DeeJaying." (7:30) The CD is from TransparentMusic. For more, visit the movie Web site and the Transparent Music Web site.
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